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Old 02-18-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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This thing rocks. You won't believe how well this thing drives nails.
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My crew fights over who gets to use it when I'm gone, & my lead wants me to buy a new one so I'll sell him the used one.

The only quibble (and its minor) is that its not the best at pulling nails - but I get fewer bent nails with this than any other hammer I've used - so its not such a problem.

Here's another handy item from the same company (and no, I'm not paid to promote their stuff - but good gear should be recognized)

And yes, that is a 15 on the image...
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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Estwing 22 oz
Wanna bet? I've got one of those. I like this better.
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PFFFSSSSS hammers! I don't use hammers I use, MY FISTS!
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Pretty sweet. Did they glue or tape the extra head on there?
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This thing rocks. You won't believe how well this thing drives nails.
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My crew fights over who gets to use it when I'm gone, & my lead wants me to buy a new one so I'll sell him the used one.

The only quibble (and its minor) is that its not the best at pulling nails - but I get fewer bent nails with this than any other hammer I've used - so its not such a problem.

Here's another handy item from the same company (and no, I'm not paid to promote their stuff - but good gear should be recognized)

And yes, that is a 15 on the image...
You should take the time to record an entry, then nobody will argue with you.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f11/ni...thread-110294/

Personally, I haven't found one that bangs nails better than this old Craftsman Cali Framer.
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Pretty sweet. Did they glue or tape the extra head on there?
I don't know but it was made in the USA an gave an American a job, funny your is yellow and from China
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Pretty sweet. Did they glue or tape the extra head on there?
No extra head. The heads are interchangeable - there's a milled face & a smooth face available. Either one bolts to the base, which is what looks like the first of two heads in the pic.
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I don't know but it was made in the USA an gave an American a job, funny your is yellow and from China
Yeah, but the profits go to TTI - a Chiawanese company.
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why are those so much better then my 16 oz regular hammer? whats this mig weld **** they claim
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http://www.contractortalk.com/f11/ni...thread-110294/

Personally, I haven't found one that bangs nails better than this old Craftsman Cali Framer.
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What's the weight on that sucker? I can't do that with my 19oz Vaughn
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I like my 23 ounce Vaughn Cali Framer. Don't know if it's the best, but it works for me, and I got it on clearance for $14 at a lumber yard. Made in the USA too
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What's the weight on that sucker? I can't do that with my 19oz Vaughn
I'm pretty sure it's a 24, but won't swear to it. I never really used a wood handled hammer to hand bang houses together. I'm not really sure where that hammer even came from. I think I swapped it for a Dead On Death Stick that I never used.
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This thing rocks. You won't believe how well this thing drives nails.
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My crew fights over who gets to use it when I'm gone, & my lead wants me to buy a new one so I'll sell him the used one.

The only quibble (and its minor) is that its not the best at pulling nails - but I get fewer bent nails with this than any other hammer I've used - so its not such a problem.

Here's another handy item from the same company (and no, I'm not paid to promote their stuff - but good gear should be recognized)

And yes, that is a 15 on the image...
I received this as a gift so it replaced my 24 oz estwing. Man I love this hammer. My partner swings a 26oz stanley. I cant believe how much nicer it is to drive nails with this over his club. I can only assume its similar to the stilletto's which I was looking at until I received this as a gift. For 50-60 bucks it seems worth it. I would still like to try the ti-bone though.
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why are those so much better then my 16 oz regular hammer? whats this mig weld **** they claim

I dunno, but don't side pry with it... it'll bend.

I love my Stiletto ti-bones for my every day framers.
My Estwing 22 oz will do in a pinch. Still a good hammer, but I've gotten too used to the curved axe handle of the Stilettos.

I'm currently looking into wooden handle cali framers. One, they look bad-azz. Two, they just feel right. Would be a nice back up beating stick.
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Stiletto 16oz titanium with wood handle. All. Day. Long.
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Call me old fashioned but I only use the 20 oz vaughn.
When I find something I like theres no reason to change.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #19
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Call me old fashioned but I only use the 20 oz vaughn.
When I find something I like theres no reason to change.
I've been swinging one of these Vaughans for years. It's not used for much more than coaxing stuff into place these days, but a good all around hammer.
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any hammer thats all metal yet needs welding in it just screams "i will break faster than the rest".. ive looked at them.. and put it back on the shelf.. ive had previous stanley framing hammers and they had terrible balance or didnt last more than a year. ill stick to my stiletto and japanese nailing hammer from lee valley

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